Williams & Javellana, LLP
There are three possibilities of a DUI case. It could be open and shut or black and white. Such cases are impossible to fight as there is indisputable evidence against the defendant. Then there are disputable cases which can be fought. In both these types of cases, there is some room to bargain, which could be a plea bargain or sentence bargaining.
The exact nature of your case will determine whether or not you should hire a DUI attorney Chico CA. There is no standard answer to “should I hire a DUI attorney”?
DUI is a serious offence. It leads to suspension of your license and there would be a fine and a possible jail term. Repeat offenders would be up for harsher sentences. DUI conviction remains relevant for ten years so that may get in the way of obtaining auto insurance or a job as a commercial driver and many professions require a background check where candidates with DUI cases may not be considered suitable for the job.
A DUI case is unwinnable if there is clinching evidence. There could be an eye witness. The breathalyzer, sobriety, blood and urine tests may be conclusive and indisputable. If there is substantial damage to property of if anyone was injured while you were driving under influence, then the case becomes all the more unwinnable. You don’t have to hire a Chico DUI attorney to plead guilty but you may want one to bargain the sentence. You can enter into a plea bargain without an attorney but the public prosecutor may get the better of you since you may not have legal expertise.
When there is no clinching evidence, where the tests are inconclusive showing 0.8 or 0.9 blood alcohol level, then an attorney can win the case for you. Even if you were under influence, a California DUI attorney can use the inconclusiveness of the test results and the lack of eyewitnesses to turn the case in your favor. You should consult a DUI attorney even if it is to just assess the factors in your case.
Hiring a DUI attorney is imperative to help get a more lenient sentence. At times, there could be plea bargains where public prosecutors may be willing to drop the DUI charges and may charge you with reckless driving. The latter is a lesser offence.
Hire a local DUI attorney to negotiate the fine, to reduce the sentence, to ask for leniency with license suspension and if you are a repeat offender.
Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015